Grateful Dead Live at Paramount Theater on 1977-10-02
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- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Complete show-- source tape: MR>P2>D1); 7" two track BBD reel w/ DBX-1
@ 7 1/2 ips > PCM501ES @ 44.055 kHz; PCM501ES analog out > DBX-1 decoder
> analog in PCM501ES; PCM501ES analog out > Fostex D5 @ 48 kHz; Casey Jones,
brief low-level crackle, poss bad mic; Wharf Rat ~30 sec section of analog
tape damage leading to a cut during the song. There is an illegal bootleg
available that apparently has no cut in Wharf Rat, but the cut has been
edited out and the song is about 30 sec shorter than on the Betty reel.
No EQ has been performed. You hear what is on the Betty reels.; note md5s listed here were taken from gdlive.com, 1/2/01- presumably from the same 7/99 shn set
- 2004-04-09 14:46:06
- MR>P2>D1); 7in two track BBD reel w/ DBX-1@ 7 1/2 ips > PCM501ES @ 44.055 kHz; PCM501ES analog out > DBX-1 decoder> analog in PCM501ES; PCM501ES analog out > Fostex D5 @ 48 kHz
- Portland, OR
- Paramount Theater
Subject: This is Why 77 ROCKED!
This Is a very energetic Powerful 1977 show hearing is believeing!] Get the headphones and lets GO!
Subject: Casey Jones bust out
Subject: Best Casey Jones all time
A bust out as well as Dupree's ( nice )
I absolutely LOVE the transition from Truckin'> Other One!
Very unique jam tho the Other One seems to run out of gas a bit halfway through.
Always had a special place in my heart of this show.
Subject: Great show with a classic 2nd set. Best Scarlet>Fire of the year?
But much like the night before, this show has a great second set, that flows like one big river. And the incredible Scalet>Fire may be the best of the year - the languid, melodious transition is absolutely stunning, and Fire is, well, on fire! An excellent version that has become one of my all time favorites. Unfortunately, things do seem to peter out a bit after the rollicking version of Truckin, with a kind of ragged, sluggish sounding Other One, and Garcia's lead in Wharf Rat getting cut off by some annoying tape warble. But these are only minor complaints. This show is a classic and worthy of its popularity. And if you only have time for a couple tunes, don't pass by without hearing that amazing Scarlet>Fire.
The show is played superbly, the 2nd set is killer, as were many from this year. But what really makes this show for me is the combination of great playing, clear tone from Jerry, and this crystalline recording. Wow.
Although Phil could be a bit higher in the mix :)
Subject: Love this Run!!
Subject: ITS WOLF!!!
Subject: Double whammy @4 20 0r so on fire
Subject: Beating A Dead Horse
You're day, week, month will be better for it.
Subject: Sweet performance and sound quality
Subject: Simply, Just Great
Subject: This show is hot
First notably with a solid (and super rare) Casey Jones set opener at almost 10 minutes long!! Solid jam exchanges ensue. The following Jack Straw is strong, with Bobby being unusually thrashy and adding some nice licks in the mix. Other first set rarities include the First Dupree's Diamond Blues since 69'! Solid Version (Jer forgets some lyrics, can you blame him?) and the crowd loves it. For some reason, in this version, Donna's off-key back vocals create a cool whimsical mood that candy coats the Dupree's revival.
The Let it Grow could seriously be the best i ever heard. You just never hear them thrashing it this hard after the 74-75 hiatus, or ever. Mickey Hart is as active as ever in this version and every member knows that this is a hot night before its over.
The second set has a slightly more ordinary setlist, but everything seems to work out well. The jamming between Truckin'>Other One>Wharf Rat is as good as anything in 77', with Jer leading his group of buckaneers like a sailor on a ship floating towards untreaded waters. Quite a nice show. Overlooked because of the May month being so good, but this is a nice little gem in late 77' Certainly worth a full listen.
Subject: let it grow
Subject: Cool mostly for the breakouts
However, they punch out a SOLID Let it Grow, and that they generally take it up a notch in the second set. I also like the kinda mellow approach to Fire. A very good show, but kinda average performance by the standards of that era.
Subject: One of the year's best....
Oh ya, and by far and away the best version of Casey Jones they ever played. Here's to the breakouts!
Subject: Great Show!
Subject: migh stimpehz
nice scarlet fire
Subject: great show
Subject: Really Like this show
Still sounds fabulous- streaming this in the latest version of the flash player it sounds lossy all the way. Perfect mix- all cylinders running
Subject: The trouble with Jerry... isn't there
Overall, a stellar show. Give it a listen for that Casey jam and Dupree's.
Subject: Thank You Bob Weir
golden age, I don't have to own it as long as I can listen to it. The Let it Grow and Scarlet
Begonias are worth it alone.
Subject: Listen to this.
Subject: 1977: The year that keeps on giving
Subject: Scarlet > Fire
Subject: SHN Text and Tracs mixed up?
Subject: Good show - could use some help
Subject: Awesome Show!!
Subject: Sound mix
No static. As a previous reviewer says, each instrument/voice is clearly defined. Wonderful musical experience.
Subject: a must have show..........
Subject: a good one
Thank you tapers, uploaders (who is this Jonathan Aizen anyway?), the Archive, and most of all the Grateful Dead for not only playing this music that is beautiful beyond words but letting us trade and enjoy it so freely. Good stuff all.
Subject: Groovy 2nd Set
Subject: My first show
When they opened with that sloppy but HOT Casey Jones, BAM - instant Deadhead. The show still holds up real well, but my second show was 1/22/78 in Eugene, which blew this one (and all subsequent shows) away. Still great memories. And the sbd is really clean.
Subject: Casey Jones (special)
Jack Straw follows, with the drummers setting a fast pace after the first set of verses. It fairly rocks, but very short (four 1/2 minutes of music). Brown Eyed, Garcia does his solo a little differently, straying just slightly from the melody. Let It Grow is driven by some great drumming. Not a screamer, but energetic. Overall, great sound quality and decent performance.
Subject: 2nd set jam great
Subject: top 5!
Dr. Flashback :-)